Open a Republican Yoga Studio.

Via David Romanelli
on Nov 5, 2012
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Photo: LuLu Lemon

“Innovation is not about saying yes to everything. It’s about saying NO to all but the most crucial features.”  ~ Steve Jobs

“A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.” ~ Charles Bower, American cartoonist

“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.” ~ Anthony Jay, English author

This is #49 of 108 Ways to Livin the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny, and delicious moment at a time.

#49 of 108:  Open a Republican Yoga Studio

The yoga economy is also enduring the grinding recovery process.

Studios are keeping wages low because there is a glutton of yoga teachers.

Therefore yoga teachers are having a hard time making a living.

Not to mention, there are too many yoga arm balance workshops, too many yoga retreats Tulum, too many 500 Hour Teacher Trainings.

It’s time for some innovation!

We have to start thinking out of the box.

What about a chain of GOP friendly studios called “Republican Yoga,” a place free from the Bohemian ooze that permeates the yoga world like armpit hair gone awry.  Not to say I don’t love the “ooze,” but it’s not for everyone.

If Obama wins on Tuesday, I think it’s safe to say the yogis among us who vote Romney will want their own place to practice…for the next four years.

Hey, I’m just thinking like a business person.

And if you are feeling the economic pain…

…then thinking like a businessperson is what it’s gonna take.

Help the yogis in Jersey

If you are living far from the East Coast, I just wanted to bring it closer to home. I taught last year at a studio in Long Beach Island, NJ. It was totally gutted by Sandy. Yoga studios have been
flooded and destroyed, not to mention homes, businesses, lives. This storm was a B_tch.

Let’s help today. Please go to Sandy Relief Fund to help.
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A recent study reported that 92 percent of what we fear never happens.

So the issue is not to eliminate fear but to understand it better, to leverage it, to have the tools and techniques to put it to good use in your life.

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About David Romanelli

David "Yeah Dave" Romanelli has played a major role in pioneering the modernization of wellness in the United States. He believes wellness and feeling good is so much more than fancy yoga poses, green juice, and tight-fitting clothes. Dave launched his career fusing ancient wellness practices with modern passions like exotic chocolate, fine wine, and gourmet food by creating Yoga + Chocolate, Yoga + Wine, and Yoga for Foodies.  His work has been featured in The Wall Street JournalFood + Wine, Newsweek and The New York Times; and his debut book, Yeah Dave's Guide to Livin' the Moment reached #1 on the Amazon Self-Help Bestseller List. Dave's new book launches in Fall 2014 from Skyhorse Publishing. Check out his new show Yeah Dave! brought to you by Scripps Network, the people behind The Food Network, Travel Channel, HGTV, and more.  He is a current contributor to Health Magazine, Yoga Journal, and various other publications. Discover more about his journey on


6 Responses to “Open a Republican Yoga Studio.”

  1. greateacher says:

    what the hekkl! This was actually posted?

  2. Sue Bidstrup says:

    I LOVE this idea!!! The picture is fantastic – and the article. Love, yoga,no more fear!

  3. Vision_Quest2 says:

    Many yoga studios' prices are, by default, already Republican-friendly … it's just a matter of their coming out

  4. papillon says:

    'glutton of yoga teachers' bothers me. i can see where educating people about yoga can be a job; workshops, retreats, ryt's ect.., but yoga itself, as a practice should not be a job. it's something you do because you want to share something you love, with as many people as possible, because you believe yoga will help any person that gives it a chance. you don't see every person that loves running a marathon become a full time running coach- or people that love writing trying to become full time bloggers. there are thousands of women out there that can afford to be paid $20/hr, because they didn't quit their day job, and their $5 class at the community center is what yoga is all about. $15 to $25 a class to practice at a beautiful studio full of $120 yoga pants and $100 mats? it's not everyone's yoga, but if it is, you chose it, good luck, i'm sure those ladies need yoga, too. if you want to really think out of the box teach yoga classes for something other than a paycheck– you'll meet a lot of nice young Democrats interested in becoming lifelong yogis– you'll probably be able to convert a few republicans, too: )

  5. Vision_Quest2 says:

    OKAY, I don't want to admit to whom I already voted for (sorry, but I don't work BANKERS' hours; and the state law for voting time-off is somewhat strict in these parts…), but thank you for that comment!!

  6. greateacher says:

    the content i sso badly mixed up. good hockey pucks